Released: August, 2008
About... Funny, smart, silly and sweet, Loathing Lola documents the ups and downs of being Australia’s newest teenage reality TV star. Sixteen-year-old Courtney Marlow struggles with friends, fame, love, loss and... Lola.
If you're an English teacher looking for class text... Loathing Lola deals humorously with bias in the media, concerns of image, identity and perception, and modern teen life. It is aimed at readers of both genders in Years 9 and above.
If you're in Year 9 and above... there's an ace slut joke on the top of p.120.
2010 SAKURA MEDAL (HIGH SCHOOL) NOMINEE
A promising debut from a young and talented Australian writer
Danielle Trabsky, Australian Book Review
Anastasia Gonis, Good Reading Magazine
A witty tale of trust, teenage friendship, school politics, family relationships and teenage love
Allison Paterson, Magpies
A kickass debut
The Great Raven
Loathing Lola is a clever and hilarious young adult novel. It is incredibly satirical – not just of Australian TV culture, reality TV and the media, but of high school in general.
Angela Meyer, Literary Minded
Loathing Lola has a cracking pace that feels feather light with the occasional king hit of a joke. While on the surface it may sound like it's a run of the mill, contemporary, teen dramedy, there are some great observations on the cost of fame, the basis of friendship and moving on.
Adele Walsh, Persnickety Snark
Loathing Lola does something extremely difficult in young adult fiction – manages to broach serious topics and be funny at the same time, without seeming insensitive to the character’s struggles.
Steph Bowe, Hey! Teenager of the Year
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